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Used Cars: 2012 Affordable Midsize Cars

View the best 2012 Affordable Midsize Cars based on our rankings. Then read our used car reviews, compare specs and features, and find 2012 Affordable Midsize Cars for sale in your area. Learn more about our rankings»

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#1
2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid

The 2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid’s strong hybrid powertrain, excellent fuel economy and high-tech interior made it a ... Read full review »

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Overall:8.7
Critics' Rating:9.1
Performance:8.6
Interior:8.6
Operating Cost:8.5
Safety:8.6
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2012 Ford Fusion

The 2012 Ford Fusion impressed critics with its high-quality interior materials, agile handling and powerful top-of-the-line V6 ... Read full review »

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Overall:8.6
Critics' Rating:9.3
Performance:8.3
Interior:8.3
Operating Cost:8.0
Safety:8.6
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2012 Honda Accord

The 2012 Honda Accord has an excellent safety score for the class, and the automotive press appreciated its spacious seats and fun driving dynamics. Read full review »

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Overall:8.6
Critics' Rating:9.1
Performance:7.9
Interior:8.1
Operating Cost:8.1
Safety:10.0
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2012 Toyota Prius

The 2012 Toyota Prius has excellent fuel economy, lots of cargo space and a long list of standard features, though reviewers agreed that it lacks agility. Read full review »

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Overall:8.6
Critics' Rating:8.9
Performance:7.6
Interior:7.7
Operating Cost:8.7
Safety:9.3
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2012 Chevrolet Malibu

The 2012 Chevrolet Malibu appealed to critics because of its balanced handling and attractive interior design. Read full review »

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Overall:8.5
Critics' Rating:9.2
Performance:8.0
Interior:8.0
Operating Cost:8.0
Safety:9.3
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#6
2012 Hyundai Sonata

The 2012 Hyundai Sonata won critics over with its long standard features list, excellent fuel economy and attractive interior design. Read full review »

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Overall:8.4
Critics' Rating:9.5
Performance:8.1
Interior:8.1
Operating Cost:8.3
Safety:9.6
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#6
2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid

The redesigned 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid impressed reviewers with its strong hybrid powertrain and great fuel economy. Read full review »

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Overall:8.4
Critics' Rating:8.6
Performance:8.0
Interior:7.4
Operating Cost:8.6
Safety:9.3
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2012 Toyota Camry

Though critics said the redesigned 2012 Toyota Camry isn’t the most exciting car in the class, it gets great fuel economy and reviewers liked its high-quality interior ... Read full review »

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Overall:8.3
Critics' Rating:8.7
Performance:7.5
Interior:7.5
Operating Cost:8.2
Safety:9.3
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2012 Nissan Altima

Critics said the 2012 Nissan Altima has quality interior materials and a balanced ride, but higher-ranked rivals have quieter base engines and roomier back seats. Read full review »

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Overall:8.2
Critics' Rating:8.7
Performance:8.3
Interior:7.9
Operating Cost:8.0
Safety:8.8
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#10
2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

Though many hybrids use less fuel, automotive journalists agreed that the 2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid’s powertrain is stronger and more responsive than that of many rivals. Read full review »

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Overall:8.1
Critics' Rating:8.8
Performance:7.8
Interior:7.8
Operating Cost:8.5
Safety:9.6
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2012 Kia Optima

While the 2012 Kia Optima has a low reliability score, most critics liked its powerful available engines and high-quality interior. Read full review »

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Overall:8.1
Critics' Rating:8.9
Performance:8.0
Interior:8.3
Operating Cost:8.3
Safety:10.0
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2012 Suzuki Kizashi

Though many midsize cars have better reliability scores, critics were pleased with the 2012 Suzuki Kizashi’s agile handling and top-notch interior materials. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.1
Critics' Rating:9.1
Performance:8.6
Interior:8.5
Operating Cost:7.9
Safety:9.3
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2012 Mazda Mazda6

Critics agreed that nimble handling and a powerful available V6 make the 2012 Mazda6 one of the most fun-to-drive cars in its class. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.0
Critics' Rating:8.8
Performance:8.6
Interior:8.1
Operating Cost:8.0
Safety:8.4
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2012 Subaru Legacy

Reviewers loved the 2012 Subaru Legacy’s standard all-wheel drive and roomy seats, but they weren’t impressed with its mediocre interior materials. Read full review »

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Overall:7.9
Critics' Rating:8.3
Performance:7.7
Interior:7.8
Operating Cost:7.8
Safety:9.6
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2012 Volkswagen Passat

While a poor reliability score might diminish its appeal, critics loved the 2012 Volkswagen Passat’s spacious seating and the great fuel economy provided by its available diesel ... Read full review »

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Overall:7.9
Critics' Rating:8.9
Performance:7.6
Interior:8.0
Operating Cost:7.8
Safety:9.7
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2012 Kia Optima Hybrid

While many competing hybrids use less fuel and earn better reliability scores, reviewers said that the 2012 Kia Optima Hybrid offers an attractive, high-quality interior. Read full review »

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Overall:7.6
Critics' Rating:7.5
Performance:7.0
Interior:8.0
Operating Cost:8.6
Safety:10.0
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2012 Chrysler 200

While reviewers were impressed with its powerful V6 engine, the 2012 Chrysler 200 falls short with a cramped interior and small trunk. Read full review »

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Overall:7.4
Critics' Rating:7.3
Performance:7.8
Interior:7.2
Operating Cost:8.0
Safety:8.8
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2012 Mitsubishi Galant

Automotive journalists said the 2012 Mitsubishi Galant lacks the performance, style and interior quality found in competing midsize cars. Read full review »

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Overall:7.3
Critics' Rating:6.9
Performance:7.8
Interior:7.1
Operating Cost:8.0
Safety:9.1
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2012 Dodge Avenger

The 2012 Dodge Avenger has poor fuel economy and a low reliability score, and critics were disappointed with its limited passenger and cargo space. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:6.9
Critics' Rating:6.5
Performance:6.7
Interior:6.9
Operating Cost:8.1
Safety:9.0
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